The good folks over at Search Engine Genie published a top 10 list of the most influential people in the SEO industry. What I noticed, as did several other folks, there were no women on that list. That’s a shame because there are several women that I follow and consider very influential in their own right. So I decided to create a list of my own.
I know that some people will roll their eyes and say “why is she on the list” or some such. The list is completely subjective based on my experiences with these people either directly or indirectly, listening to them or reading what they’ve written. I think they’ve all contributed to the industry in ways that matter. I’ve learned from them and hope that if you read their work, listen to them speak or hire them, you benefit too.
In-house SEO, Wall Street Journal
SEO Manager, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ph.D., Searching for Profit
Managing Partner, Beyond Ink
Founding Partner, SiteLab International, Inc.
Managing Editor, Search Engine Land
President, SEOmoz, Inc.
President and CEO, SuccessWorks
Janet Driscoll Miller
President & CEO, Search Mojo
Director of Social Media/Editor, SiteLogic/Search Engine Guide
Jessica L Bowman
Founder & President, SEOinhouse.com
Founder & CEO, Alchemist Media, Inc.
CEO, High Rankings
Kim Krause Berg
Web Site Usability and SEO Consultant, Cre8pc
Chief Executive Officer, Outspoken Media
Director of Social Media, 10e20
Co-founder and COO, Outspoken Media
SEO Director, Omni Marketing Interactive
Founder, Nine By Blue